The Frontier Moves West as Indians Lose Homeland
The Battle of Fallen Timbers was the culminating event that demonstrated the tenacity of the American people in their quest for western expansion and the struggle for dominance in the Old Northwest Territory. The events resulted in the dispossession of American Indian tribes and a loss of colonial territory for the British military and settlers.
The Battle of Fallen Timbers
In 1794, the Battle of Fallen Timbers became the decisive point for resolving U.S. jurisdiction of the Old Northwest Territory.Read More
The British Army constructed Fort Miamis in spring 1794 to hold the Maumee Valley and stop General Wayne’s advances towards Detroit.Read More
The War of 1812
The War of 1812 finally settled the boundary and jurisdictional disputes of Lake Erie and the Northwest Territory.Read More
Did You Know?
On August 20, 1794, in the Battle of Fallen Timbers, Indian warriors closely pursued the soldiers of the front guard of the Legion of the United States until a light infantry skirmish line forced the Indians to seek shelter amid timbers that had been felled a few years before by a tornado.